Noel Gallagher will be ‘too busy’ to produce new Libertines album

Noel Gallagher (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever)

Noel Gallagher (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever)

Noel Gallagher won’t be producing the new Libertines album – he’d ‘love to’, but ‘doesn’t have the time’.

Carl Barat was very receptive to the idea of Gallagher working on his band’s new record after the former Oasis man outlined a desire to get involved with the Libertines reunion during an interview with Q last month.

“Noel’s Noel, isn’t he,” Barat told NME. “I’d love to work with him. He’s hilarious, but he has such clarity of vision as well. That’s something the Libertines could certainly use.”

However, it seems those at the NME have been holding back a portion of their video interview with Gallagher, conducted during his live comeback in London last week, for Barat’s comments to be published. In it, the current High Flying Birds leader says he’ll be unable to accept any invitation to produce the album in Thailand as he’ll be busy on tour supporting second solo album ‘Chasing Yesterday‘.

“We’ve exchanged a few emails but unfortunately they want to do it in Thailand,” he responds. “With the best will in the world, I’m on tour and I can’t do it. I would genuinely love to be involved but they’re going to do it in Thailand and I can’t be in Thailand.”

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